President Lungu’s plot in Swaziland possibly not gift from Mswati

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MBABANE – The Kingdom of Eswatini is set to become a second home for Zambia President, Edgar Lungu. The president is allegedly set to build a mansion worth millions at Nkonyeni area.

The Times of Swaziland has gathered that the mansion would be built on Lot 225 of Farm Nkonyeni III, which is situated past Sidvokodvo area in the Manzini

An architectural plan of the structure has also been leaked and it reveals that it was allegedly done by a company known as Architects International, whose business premises are situated in Mbabane.

The copies of the drawing, which are already circulating on different social media platforms and online newspapers, reveal that the revisions of the drawings were done in November last year.

According to the Zambian newspapers, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Dora Siliya confirmed on Monday that Lungu owned land in the country which she alleged was given to him by authorities.

The Diggers News and the Zambia Online alleged that during a press briefing at her office on Monday, Siliya who is also Petauke Central Member of Parliament, said it was normal for a president to own land in a foreign country.

“These are normal practices when the president travels, that various gifts are given in various forms. In this case it was land that was given to the president. This land was processed and given to the president in title.”

She was further quoted as having said the president was awarded the ‘gift’ and that it was processed for him by virtue of his status and that it was given to him even on title deed land.

It has been alleged that the house for the president would cost about US$3.9m.

Despite the Zambian government alleging that the land was a ‘gift’, documents sourced from the Deeds Registry public information centre reveal that the area in question is one of around 90 plots which are under the ownership of Inyatsi Properties Limited.

According to the deeds files, the area where the plot is situated was initially owned by Rudolph Investments (Proprietary) Limited.

The plot itself is measuring 4105 square metres and was approved by the surveyor general on March 12, 2009.

A deed of transfer was then processed last year through S.V. Mdladla & Associates and Inyatsi Properties Limited lawfully acquired the plots from Rudolph Investments.

An effort was made to get a comment from Architects International which, however, requested not to say anything on the matter.

“Unfortunately, for ethical reasons, we are unable to comment on matters relating to our clients’ businesses,” said Richard Magnus on behalf of the company.

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115 COMMENTS

  1. Dr Kaunda was in power for 27 years. Did you hear such things surely. Two years only in power……and we have a gift in eswatini, Swaziland

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    • There is NOTHING wrong with this

      I have assets in Scotland, why dont you complain as Zambians?

      let President Lungu own what he can

      His job is the pinnacle in Zambian jobs

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • “In Africa, the protection of corrupt, murderous, dictatorial leaders is often more sacrosanct than the rights of ordinary citizens, the public interest and the country’s well-being.

      In fact, impunity is one of the main reasons for instability in Africa… tsk tsk”

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    • The Humble One ……….. and should this come as a surprise ?? Inyatsi has big construction and road contracts in Zambia. When people say this lot is corrupt we hear a lot of noise about evidence and such nonsense .. corruption is a complex crime and if people thought that it was as easy as catching someone who has stolen your pen, then you are delusional. I have heard this evidence story and the gullible have bought into it. Even Dora was at pains honestly to explain this .. a head of state cannot just receive gifts of such a magnitude without declaring. How come we were told of Buffaloes that Lungu gave Mswati ?? Open your eyes people

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    • “The list of corrupt African leaders in modern history is a long one.

      – By Jake Whitney”

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    • I would have told the King of Swaziland to give me a gift in the form of dialysis machines for UTH, and some financial assistance for the many people having one meal a day in rural areas. I would have said, we have enough land in Zambia, help me with resources to build an orphanage in Zambia

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    • Corruption, Corruption and corruption…the humble leader…when he says ubomba mwibala, alila mwibala, he means just that!!

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    • THE MAN IS PREPARING TO RUN AWAY AS HE DID WHEN HE LEFT MALAWI. HE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE S1TUP1DE DOC1L1TY OF ZAMBIANS. HE CONSIDERS HIMSELF EXTREMELY BLESSED THAT GOD BROUGHT HIM TO ZAMBIA LIKE HE DID WITH JOSEPH TO EGYPT.

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    • “thieving regimes out to take care of one group at the expensive of everyone else”

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    • The problem with stealing especially the way KZ and PF are stealing is that you have problems investing money…its likened to those notorious Bank robbers of yesteryear in Zambia who would steal more than they planned only for them to even up buying Hungarian sausages and Chibuku for they whole komboni.

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    • MUNSHA KIMBALA 1.8, Joseph in the bible did not always have it easy. He was locked in a dungeon. His bosses wife almost got him killed ’cause he refused her. Joseph earned his stripes.

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    • Does he work for peanuts or stones. Who doesn’t have a plot of land? Zambians can be so petty and useless in thinking.

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    • When I tell you that Lungu is a THIEF and is going straight to JAIL after 2021, you refuse.

      Inyatsi Roads has been fraudulently awarded Chikankata Road & part of Ndola-Mufulira Road among others. Such kick-backs have landed plenty politicians all over the world in JAIL.

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    • A man has the right to build a house wherever the hell he feels like. Fuc.k those Swazi’s, they are dullest people on earth!

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    • maloza – and the funny thing is that these chaps never wait 2 years to be paid for their overpriced contracts …its the poor Joe Public Zambian SME contractor with no connections made to wait till the banks come knocking on his door.
      There he is reading about local empowerment and value addition…really laughable..utterly shameful little man!!

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    • Nubian Princess – like I have said you are not worthy to use that name…even showing your true colours posting unpalatables, what have they Swazis done for you to start swearing? Shameful indeed…no class!!!!!

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    • Ask that again, Mike! KK had NO HOUSE; EVEN IN ZAMBIA!!!! Shameless fools. Time for reckoning shall surely come!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • @1.13 Albert. I know that in Nigeria corruption is accepted as a norm but not in Zambia. It is done on grand scale which makes Zambian corruption look like a Sunday school pick nick. No wonder you are saying we are petty.

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    • Dr Kaunda has a house in Namibia and properties in SA given as ‘gifts’. For arguement sake

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    • Amagenge – when did KK receive those “gifts” you allude ..was it when he was in “power”?

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    • Where is that ignoramus who clueless alludes to one being “bitter” or “Jealous” for leaking this?

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    • Ati “humble man”, really? He didn’t have to wait that long, Mr. President? This clear evidence yet.

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    • Mushota you are just too naive for a so called (phd what ever it means). Can Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon do that while in power. What do you under about good governance?

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    • NEXT TIME YOU CHOOSE A PRESIDENT WHO WILL UNITE ZAMBIA, LOOK AFTER US AND OUR RESOURCES. NOT SOMEBODY PREPARING TO RUN AWAY.

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    • – Meanwhile PILATO the man who sang Koswe Mu Mpoto has been arrested at KKIA. Instead of arresting the real THIEF, you arrest the person who discovers the thief.
      – FRESHER SIWALE remains in custody for asking a simple question: who is Lungu? Instead of investigating a suspected identity thief, you arrest the person who identifies a fraudster.

      LUNGU BELONGS IN JAIL!!!!

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    • To discourage stealing I would encourage the Swazis to condemn this act. Africans should not tolerate this behavior

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    • President Lungu’s mission is to build relationship between Zambia and Swaziland so if the plot is given to him there is nothing wrong with it it’s not political!

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  2. So it wasn’t even a gift, did he buy it or was it in return for some business deals in Zambia? If he bought it, then how much was it?

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    • He is being mentored by RB for sure…the man gets $70,000 a year how is going to afford a land in Swaziland…you wonder what the King was doing in Lusaka a few months ago …everything is linked!!

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  3. There we go and our ECL will be mute on this one! He should be like Zayellow to either accept or refute the whole thing. Keeping quiet is behaving like Charmine Musonda in a court of law; the masses will make their own judgement!

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    • Meanwhile… Zambian Tax payers a will continue to grapple with darkness, thirstiness, hunger, diseases, ignorance and high mortality, all because..

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  4. In Africa, the protection of corrupt, murderous, dictatorial leaders is often more sacrosanct than the rights of ordinary citizens, the public interest and the country’s well-being.

    In fact, impunity is one of the main reasons for instability in Africa.”

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  5. Did you people building houses in KK time?
    Many KK ministers died a sorry sight.
    Even me an ordinary Zambian, we are building a house in Thembisa with my girl friend.

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    • Do you work for GRZ and do you get a tax free salary? Are you allowed gifts at your workplace…the problem we have in Zambia today is that corruption is so ingrained that we see nothing wrong with this

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  6. Can someone find out what King Mswati has acquired in Zambia? Remember he came for a private visit and was based in Eastern province. What is he building over here?

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  7. Kambwili and Nkombo should add this to their impeachment document, total abuse of power. Moreover, what ever gift small or big given to him should be declared to the state.

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  8. The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie – African Proverb.

    When I tell you everyday on LT that these are WASTED YEARS and that Lazy Lungu is a tool for corruption ..you think its an insult.
    Now you wonder why he is always dancing…remember that time when he declared extra holidays this year, the time he when he went for that pointless tour/inspection of Kazungula Bridge? That time Lazy Lungu disappeared AWOL for 3 days after the tour then reemerged in front of Cyril’s house in RSA….FlightRadar24 tracked Flight 9J-ONE Bombardier CL604 Challenger already in Joburg…the man is externalizing money abroad and he calls himself a Head of State….really laughable…did we not question the relevance of that tour.

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  9. Poverty is a sin. What do people want ECL to use his salary and allowances for? He can chose to give it the poor or build a Mansion in Swaziland.

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    • Stealing from the poor is worse than a sin
      So you are a Head of State who is telling people/ foreign investors to invest in your country yet you are building a mansion with your tax-free money abroad…who are you fooooling…you see nothing wrong with that and have you seen the plans for that mansion?

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    • @Jay Jay, you are crying over plans for a Mansion? Will you not commit suicide when it is finally constructed? Is this mansion the only mansion ECL is building?

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    • Yes, I am crying here over those grossly inflated contracts and corruption …this is the price your children will have to pay for this corruption, doesn’t it surprise you that a company with GRZ contracts is transferring deeds to President of Zambia. This company is not only involved in constructing GRZ office blocks but in road construction… does that not pain you??? You wonder why contracts are overpriced…

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    • More like laundering money than investments…all those overpriced Chinese contracts that your children will be paying in 5 years time this is the result… Lazy Lungu will be far away in Swaziland with half naked beauties enjoying his retirement.

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    • When information emerged that HH had money outside the country remember the noise from PF?What do they have to say now?

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  10. That’s where this Mutaware wants to run to once he is out of power.He has done his home work. A mansion worth US3.9 million when the masses home are wallowing in poverty? No wonder he is bragging that am abusing my powers by stealing and stashing his loot in foreign countries. No wonder he is fond of going to Eswati every now and then. He must have a second wife there. PF work up and smell the coffee, were is Inonge she has been silenced after her presidential ambitions came out. And dull PF dullards are dancing dununa reverse, nincompoops. Inyasti has government contrasts here in Zambia and this is a pay off no doubt.

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    • Inyatsi Construction Ltd – Zambian subsidiary is the one constructing Solwezi Municipal Offices…

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    • Next time you see Lazy Lungu creating districts all over the place think about who PF is awarding the contract to …

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  11. …if l was Lungu, l would definitely run away from Zambia before Zedians start throwing stones one more time. $4m just to build a house ready? Zambian Pipo you’re not serious

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  12. What about Amos Chanda ? He has been mentioned by Dora Siliya as someone who has got a hand in this saga. We have been told that he has gone to check his facts on the matter .Well , checking for facts which are on his finger tips sounds like comedy that cannot make the audients entertained or laugh because the actor is looking stupid on the stage.

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    • Dununafye use you brains at times hh has companies that you can see and he is a business man that can even be a foreign investor ,on the other hand what businesses does mr mutawale own.
      Wayumfwilako uluse wechipubawe

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  13. “These are normal practices when the president travels, that various gifts are given in various forms. In this case it was land that was given to the president. This land was processed and given to the president in title.”
    This is not NORMAL madam Siliya. Presidents and Politicians alike task themselves to be servants of the people, improve their lives, empower the citizens. Isn’t that what you say before elections? Make people believe its in their best interests, their lives will improve? In exchange they vote for you. However, its sad that reality is different where YOUR lives are the ones getting better. A president should be the biggest role model in the country, and by that I don’t mean he should be living in luxury when the plates of his voters are empty. How many ‘Zambians”…

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  14. How many ‘Zambians” can comfortably say he deserves a mansion in Swaziland because of his Good work? Here at home, foreigners have taken over businesses, commodity prices have gone up, unhealthy living standards, low wages, Corruption… People wont complain if you have improved their lives so don’t cheat people that this is normal. This is similar to you working in a company and your boss keeps buying himself showroom vehicles and you still get on a bus, yet you bring in all the money. Don’t run Zambia like a company, Improve peoples lives before fattening your own pockets.

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  15. Its same headlines we Get from Foreign Investors Here Nothing wrong with making use of a land that was given to diversify Ones Income Kingdom of Eswatini is home to tourist Investors and conference facilities at-least it could have been very questionable if he had not Invested anything here but he has in same buildings

    Its normal to diversify and invest across regions and sectors unless one can prove a question of corruption NOTHING IN THAT HEADLINE ITS THE SAME HEADLINES WE GET HERE ALSO FROM FOREIGN DIPLOMATS INVESTING IN ZAMBIA HERE LETS PROMOTE ZAMBIANS INVESTMENTS ACROSS ALL REGIONS TO GROW ITS NOT A PRESERVE OF FOREIGNERS AND IF OTHERS HAD NOT DOE THAT ITS NOT A YARD…

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    • Are Foreign investors funded by taxpayers and are Presidents of their country of origin?

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  16. AND BUSINESS AS USUAL LEARN FROM THE QUEEN IN THE PARADISE PAPERS HOW SHE INVESTED WELL

    LEARN FROM ANGOLANS WHO HAVE MADE MONEY AND SEND IT BACK HOME I MANSIONS AND ESTATES I NAMIBIA SOUTH AFRICA AND SWAZILAND ITS NOT CORRUPTION ALWAYS UNLESS ITS FOREIGNERS OR CHINESE BEING QUOTED IN THOSE HEADLINES YAA WAKE UP ZAMBIANS AD INVEST WELL DIVERSIFIED

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  17. Zambians, you have not seen or heard anything yet! This Matrix of State capture and abuse is massive! Even Chiluba’s matrix of corruption is nothing compared to what is going on behind the scenes! Zambians will wail and mourn when the full veil hiding EL’s corruption is removed! How can you be a Zambian and Eswatini at the same time? No one serves two masters! This sounds like payment for virgin damage! They are strict that side!

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    • You should also include the institutionalised nepotism and corruption under fat john,the late!It is almost equivalent to what is happening to day in Zambia under apf!!!!!

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  18. Why does he have to build this mansion in Swaziland if he is a patriotic Zedian? He can build it in Chief Mwanajabantu or since he is from the Copperbelt in Chief Nkana’s area

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    • Tell him to build where his umbilical cord is buried..as he remembers the spot…they are shameless hypocrites who will not stop stealing till we turn in cannibals, oh by then he will be far away in Swaziland with his new 18 year old Swazi wife.

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  19. i heard the hommie gave some rhinos to swaziland from laungwa national park and in return this is his gift…

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  20. Queen of England has companies in Zimbabwe, so did Margaret thatcher, New Zimbabwean President has investments in RSA, Former American first lady once came to our own Zambia to explore opportunities in Uranium deposits, etc etc. Ati a plot in Swaziland and there is all this apparent “furore”- so unless it was in Chawama, then it’s ok?

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  21. Wow! Unbelievable, just unbelievable! To justify this as ‘normal’ is just insane. I have never heard of a president being given a gift of land, never ever! Presidential gifts usually come in a form of a souvenir that would represent a unique cultural symbol of a visited country… in this case it would have been that attire this Kawalala, Lisholi, thief wore at the traditional ceremony of King Mswati or a war spear.

    This is daylight corruption or robbery by Lungu. Can he or his Vuvuzelas dispute the reports coming from the Times of Swaziland? Building a mansion in another country for $4 million dollars as a president, unbelievable. And this is just one that we know of that has been exposed. Imagine those that we don’t know about.

    In other progressive countries this scandal may…

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    • @29, Don’t even waste your time explaining to these Brain Dead Zedians.
      They are as bad as Chickens that dance in jubilation, & celebrate when K.F.C or Nandos opens an outlet near their farm.
      Most Zedians are beyond redemption, thinking with their bellies, & c0cks, & NEVER seeing the wider picture, & repercussions.

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  22. …In other progressive countries this scandal may have ended his political career… not in this sleepy ‘Christian’ nation. They would simply turn around and let Lungu slap them on the other chin, in line with the Gospel. To think this will just pass like it’s nothing is simply unbelievable and sad too!

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    • Christian nation is simply there to hoodwink the docile masses …I mean if you are so christian as the proclaim why have you weakened the church to the point where they can no longer mediate at inter-party talks…they are only important on Sunday

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  23. these little cases are the ones which got zuma sucked and their chaps in support of corrupts guys

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    • Jona is TEN TIMES worse than Zuma!!
      Jona started petty theiving long before the Docile ones put him in power.
      The little tall crook does NOT even deny thieving, does NOT condemn blatant theft, 42 Wheelbarrows, dodgy ambulances, & State House protected Mukula smuggling, & all the kwindi can say is “bring me evidence”
      When this khoswe Jona is challenged, & threatened by those aspiring to take over the leadership, he quickly finds Corruption evidence, & hounds his opponents flat out.
      JONA IS A REAL KHOSWE MUMPOTO, & Zambia will be the poorest Nation in Africa, when the [email protected] leaves.

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    • I am here , not surprised at all. I have told you, so has CK that lungu is a corrupt thief.
      We will be vindicated. Lungu is the most corrupt president Zambia has ever seen.
      Atleast FJT tried to sue the post when they compared him to a baboon in a maize field…..now lungu just accepts that he is indeed a corrupt theif.

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  24. Lungu is a corrupt theif…..he does not even deny this……how did he aquire $2.3 million after 18 months in office ? Never mind $3.4 million for his mansion….

    All this is through stealing. The man is a corrupt theif.

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  25. Yabah jayjay you are being inspirational we have been hypnotized in Christian nation campaign. The nation doesn’t have to be Christian but it’s pipo and leaders need to be. Who needs a Christian nation?

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  26. ZAMBIAN’S LACK ANALYTICAL THINKING!!
    WHAT DO YOU EXPECT JONA TO DO WHEN THE SLIPPERY CRIMINAL, EMBEZZLED A CLIENTS CASH, LEADING TO HIS LICENCE BEING REVOKED?
    JONA THEN TOLD YOU HE HAD NO VISION, COZ ALL HE SAW WERE DOLLAR SIGNS’ WHEN PANGAS WERE RAISED @ MULUNGUSHI ROCK!
    Keep dreaming Zambian’s & enjoy your thieving, dancing, drunken sorry excuse for a President, while he continues Ducking, & Diving, imwe fi [email protected]!!

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  27. This is rather embarrassing.

    Whats wrong with building a house or any physical structure
    outside the confines of native land?

    This poverty mindedness will take us nowhere.

    I have a house in Botswana, S.A. and two back home (Ndola and Livingstone).

    Lest we forget, ECL gets paid and can thus build/invest anywhere he likes.

    ALA MUKALA CHULA FYE IFYO FIINE…

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    • If you are called a corrupt theif for having properties way beyond your pay , do you deny this ?

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  28. Unlike Zambia in countries with ethics and good laws you CANNOT benefit from gifts you receive while in office.It is called CORRUPTION and influence peddling and Lungu is guilty

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  29. Preparations have commenced where someone will flee to after exiting state house in 2021?Guilty conscience? This is daylight robbery!Starting from President KK up to Sata I never heard any of them building a mansion in a foreign land. Only for Chiluba we heard and saw the flats that he bought in Belgium.

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  30. It was RB who brought Inyatsi to Zambia.
    I know what I am talking about….i was there.

    Lungu is just taking over eating where RB left off…..

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  31. Lungu should be impeached for corruption!
    How come he has never fired anyone for corruption except firing those oppsed to it?
    Lungu is a thief!

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  32. Mwefipuba mwe! This jerous you are exhibiting will take you to your early graves! So petty! Alot of Zambians have properties outside Zambia and you don’t question them but only when you hear about Edgar that’s when you raise your tails! Doesn’t Edgar earn salary? Is he not entitled to a bank loan like anyone of you workers? Just work hard for yourselves otherwise you’ll remain poor until you die and get buried chingwere cemetery!

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  33. Ifi puba in all this episode are those that are still in support of Jonathan. These pipo were warned by Guy Scott, that this guy you so much want to occupy the first office is not credible enough & all what we heard was ifintu nipono. Today can many of you proudly say again ati ifintu nipono. I doubt, why? It’s simple even those who were shouting the loudest ati ifintu nipono Today are silently saying it in their side chicks. Some simply want to show that they are still supporting him but yet they sit & carry out an introspection they are slowly realising that all along they have been riding a wrong horse. The Swaziland President has nothing to do with the plot that was given to Jonathan, he only came in to officialise & authenticate the documents since it was involving a foreign…

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  34. Mr president this is just too much of you every time its this and that are you not tired of this perpetual critics of ur own wish? Can improve our life’s twapapata.

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  35. Nigga how did you know that ?you must be a thief your self n your entire family boi.work hard for the betterness of your children complaining will never put food on the table.note that

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  36. It’s ok let him build. We shall grab it from him once he completes just like the way we grabbed back all of chiluba`s properties in Belgium.

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  37. I have a mansion there too! If I can, is it strange to you that President can? Little boys!

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  38. This thief has no shame. We shall surely become the laughing stock of Africa. We have a buffoon for a president. This is just the tip of the iceberg , the real extent of ECL’s corruption has not unravelled yet.

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  39. @ Mike, how old are you? You don’t remember the bullet proof Mercedes Benz vehicles that were given to KK as a gift from Saddam Hussein the then Iraqi President. Even HH just ad an opposition leader is given ng’ombe.

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  40. I don’t know what the issue is about a gift is a gift
    What is 4 million in comparison to billions in offshore accounts lets be realistic. Zuma’s alledged houses in Dubai cost much more..

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  41. People should debate things in context. Swaziland is one of the poorest countries on earth – not naturally, but by the hand of an absolute ‘royal’ system that usurps most of the resources. It is a tiny country, albeit with a small population. Why should a foreign President, by ‘gift’, ‘business’ or ‘crook’ have access to such a large portion of land that should instead be used for the benefit of some of the 70% of the people of Swaziland living below the poverty datum-line? The King has a personal fortune of £125 million, does not tolerate opposition, and debases women.
    Is it a wonder that we continually perpetuate poverty by continuing to defend the indefensible – We bury our heads in the sand, fail to make our leaders to account and ultimately we watch, as resources are…

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  42. If this story is true somebody better take charge of the Country.

    Uncertainties has set in.

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  43. What about the mansion of HH in South Africa, belt from stolen privatisation money?

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  44. LUNGU IS JUST A CRIMINAL.THIS MAN I FEAR FRO HIM.HE WILL BE ARRESTED AFTER LEAVING OFFICE.
    WHY INVESTING IN A FOREIGN LAND AND NOT YOURS.
    GARRY AND CK ADD THIS CASE IS GOOD FOR IMPEACHMENT.

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